Next week, I will be joining my good friend Callie Swanlund to host a special day for lay women leaders in ministry. This day is for lay (non-ordained) women who lead in ministry – voluntarily or professionally- to find some quiet in the midst of the chaos and some community during this season of isolation.
This day has been set aside as a day of hope in what feels like an overwhelming and never-ending time. In a season typically associated with joy and expectation, we know that lay leaders are working tirelessly and may not set aside time to experience those things for themselves. This year has felt weary in so many ways, so let’s draw on God’s promise of love incarnate, and the strength of women like Mary and Lucia. During this Advent Quiet Day, we will pray and worship together, hear good news in community, and make space for the joys and sorrows of the past year while letting our hearts be nourished for the year ahead.
Here you can see Callie and I chatting a bit about what a “Quiet Day” is (and what it isn’t) and get a feel for the table we are setting for the day.
When so many of us feel as if we are doing both too much and not enough we hope that this day will serve as a reminder that you are enough, that your gifts and your joy are enough, and that you are – above all else – a beloved child of God.
If you have any questions about the day, the cost, or other concerns please feel free to reach out to me or Callie. We are so looking forward to coming together in hope and love and most of all – rest.